Shropshire-based land agent Halls has strengthened two of its divisions by recruiting graduate surveyors.
Kate Oakes, 22, from Penkridge, joins the rural professional team led by Halls’ associate director Louise Preece at the firm’s Shrewsbury headquarters. At the same time, Ellie Studley, 21, from Malpas, joins the commercial team led by James Evans.
Ms Oakes won two awards as she graduated with a first class honours degree in rural enterprise and land management from Harper Adams University. A keen horse rider, she owns a small flock of award-winning Poll Dorset sheep.
Ms Oakes said she was looking forward to securing new business while supporting existing clients. “I am particularly interested in compulsory purchase and landlord and tenant matters, as well as new environmental and grant schemes.”
Ms Studley is a real estate graduate from Liverpool John Moores University. Also a keen horse rider, she has experience as a British eventer and comes from a dairy and beef farming background
“This is the ideal job for me because my degree aligns with the work that Halls does. It’s a great time to join the company as it continues to grow which will hopefully lead to opportunities to develop my career.
Halls managing director Jon Quinn said: “It’s imperative that Halls continues to recruit the most talented young people so we have the perfect blend of experience and youth to drive the company forwards to take advantage of new business opportunities.”
Mr Quinn said he was keen to marry the company’s rich heritage with new technologies and principles to secure new opportunities for the business, supported by a skilled, dedicated and multi-disciplined workforce.
“There is real energy and enthusiasm to drive the company forward to continued success in all areas in which we operate – and possibly some new ones – by taking advantage of emerging business opportunities.”